About HWB

Heavy Water Board (HWB), a constituent unit of Industries and Minerals Sector under Department of Atomic Energy, carries the prime mandate of supporting the Three stage Indian Nuclear Power Program by production of Heavy Water (Deuterium Oxide), Enriched Boron, Nuclear grade sodium, Nuclear solvents for front end and back end fuel cycle, etc.

HWB has developed, demonstrated, optimized and deployed the complex production technology of Heavy Water using H2S-H2O Bi-thermal process and NH3-H2 Mono-thermal process. HWB has also developed and successfully demonstrated the first NH3 – H2O exchange process to attain fertilizer independent operation of Ammonia based HWPs if need be. India is the largest producer of best quality Heavy Water in the world and is not only meeting in-house Heavy water requirements for the Indian Nuclear Power Program but is also exporting to various countries.

Apart from the above, HWB has opened avenues for development and promotion of Non-nuclear applications of Heavy Water and Deuterium. These applications in the field of Life Sciences, Exploration, Nutritional Studies, Optical fiber industries, Analytical Science, Medicinal Chemistry in Pharmaceuticals, etc would benefit the society at large and support India one step ahead into the Make in India Campaign.

Our Heavy Water Plants believe in safe and sustained operation of Plants utilizing ISO certification for Environment Management System and Occupational Health & Safety Management System.

Fuel for NPP
  • Recovery of rare material from indigenous secondary resources as part of self reliance
In-core non-fuel materials
  • Meeting indigenous B10 requirement,
  • Make country self-sufficient in Nuclear Grade Sodium
Out of core Materials
  • Self-reliance and self-sufficiency for the entire basket of conventional and special purpose Solvents for Nuclear Hydrometallurgy
Technologies for societal benefits
  • Industrial scale production of O18 enriched water
  • Achieve smokeless chimneys by deployment of HWB’s AFGC Technology in Thermal Power Plants
  • Patronizing, promoting and supporting Deuterium application in life sciences and technology areas.
  • Maintaining the leading global position in heavy water production at least cost in safe and eco-friendly manner.
  • Initiate indigenous availability of Helium by recovery from alternate sources.
  • Production of Hydrogen gas as an alternate energy source

To achieve excellence in production of specialized material for Indian Nuclear Power Programme and Societal application while maintaining global standards.

We at Heavy Water Board, dedicate ourselves towards sustainable development and achieving at par excellence in all our activities through continuous improvement & enhancement of effectiveness of quality management under ISO 9001:2015

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Last updated on: 06-Sep-2019